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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures

This collection contains a series of lectures given at the Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Center (FPMT) in San Francisco, California.

Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa is the resident teacher at Tse Chen Ling Center. For Ven. Geshe Dakpa's lectures, please browse by creator.

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Tibetan Buddhism 711
Buddhism 708
Tse Chen Ling Center 226
Emptiness 220
Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa 219
Mahayana 207
Philosophy 183
Lamrim 140
Wisdom 140
Meditation 125
Highest Yoga Tantra 80
Buddhist teachings 78
Maitreya 73
Tse Chen Ling 73
70 Topics 65
Ornament of Clear Realizations 65
Perfection Wisdom 65
Geshe Dakpa 63
Guru 59
Mind 51
Bodhicitta 39
Refuge 37
Psychology 35
Lorig 32
Mental Factors 32
Tantra: Vajrayana 28
Three Jewels 27
Geshe Ngawang Dakpa 26
Ven. Lobsang Chokyi 26
Ven. Robina Courtin 22
Mind Transformation 19
Buddhist 18
Empowerment 18
Loving Kindness 18
Tantra 18
Yoga Tantra 18
Exchanging Self With Other 17
Six Perfections 17
Clear Light 16
Illusory Body 16
Death 15
Special Insight 15
Concentration 13
Deity 12
Karma 12
Performance Tantra 12
Ven. Losang Monlam 12
Discovering Buddhism 11
Emily Hsu 11
Vajra Master 11
buddhism 11
tibetan buddhism 11
Action Tantra 10
Bodhisattva 9
10 Realization 8
9 Analogies 8
Buddha 8
Dharma 8
Mahayana Uttara Tantra Shastra 8
Rebirth 8
Actions 7
Cause and Effect 7
Initiation 7
Interdependent Origination 7
Kalachakra 7
Mind Training 7
Stages of the Path 7
Ven. Carol Corradi 7
Daily Practice 6
Heart Sutra 6
Lojong 6
Madhyamika 6
Nirvana 6
Prasangika Madhyamika 6
Sangha 6
Spiritual Teacher 6
Suatantrika Madhyamika 6
Tara 6
Tibet 6
tse chen ling 6
Afflictions 5
Compassion 5
Delusions 5
Depression 5
Eight Verses 5
Relative Bodhicitta 5
Six Paramitas 5
Ultimate Bodhicitta 5
Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi 5
Virtues and Nonvirtues 5
7 Point Mind Training 4
Bardo 4
Shantideva 4
Spiritual 4
Suffering 4
Tsongkhapa 4
Ven. Lhundrup Nyingje 4
Addiction 3
Bodhisattva Vows 3
CIttamatra 3
Cessation of Suffering 3
Commitments 3
Completion Stage 3
Conventional Truth 3
Fear 3
Four Noble Truths 3
Generation Stage 3
Generosity 3
Guru Devotion 3
Happiness 3
Jon Landaw 3
Joyous Effort 3
Medicine Buddha Puja 3
Retreat 3
Samsara 3
Songs of Experience 3
Sunday Service 3
Tantric Vows 3
Tonglen 3
Transforming Problems 3
Ultimate Truth 3
Ven. Sangye Khadro 3
Ven. Sarah Thresher 3
Ven. Steve Carlier 3
Way of Life 3
8 Verses 2
Bodhicaryavatara 2
Confrontation 2
Dependent Arising 2
Dying 2
Grasping at True Existence 2
Guru Yoga 2
Guy Newland 2
His Holiness Dalai Lama 2
Impermanence 2
India 2
Inherent Existence 2
Karuna Cayton 2
Kathleen McDonald 2
Lobsang Chokyi 2
Mental Delusions 2
Peace 2
Pilgrimage 2
Practice 2
Prayers 2
Precious Human Rebirth 2
Problems 2
Relics 2
Respect 2
Thought Transformation 2
Three Principal Aspects 2
Two Truths 2
Vajrayogini 2
Ven. Lobsang Chökyi 2
Ven. Rene Feusi 2
Ven. Rita Riniker 2
Vows 2
Wrong View 2
lobsang chokyi 2
meditation 2
21 Praises 1
21st Century 1
37 Practices 1
4 Noble Truths 1
6 Preparatory Practices 1
Analytical 1
Analytical Meditation 1
Anger 1
Anxiety 1
Astrology 1
Atisha 1
Avalokiteshvara 1
Bell 1
Body 1
Buddhist Imagery 1
Buddhist Philosophy 1
Buddhist Thought 1
Calm Abiding 1
Chenmo 1
Chenrezig 1
Choden Rinpoche 1
Codependence 1
Consciousness 1
Courage 1
Cyclic Existence: Renunciatoni 1
Death and Dying 1
Delusion 1
Dharma in the West 1
Dhyani Buddha 1
Difficult Emotions 1
Difficult People 1
Disciple 1
Disciples 1
Dorje 1
Dr. Eman Fallah 1
Dr. Eman Fallah PsyD 1
Dr. Yangdron Kalzang 1
Easter 1
Eight Mahayana Precepts 1
Ethical Conduct 1
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Buddhist Psychology; Mind and Mental Process (Lorig) Complete Series Basic Buddhist Studies Program Emily Hsu "All human accomplishment is preceded by correct cognition." Mind and Mental Process (Lo Rig in Tibetan) begins with the study of mind, both in its valid and distorted forms along with the relationship between subject and object, and between thought and reality. The second part of the class introduces us to Buddhist psychology, where we'll study the various positive &...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind, Mental Factors, Psychology, Lorig, Philosophy, Mahayana,...
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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How to Meditate Discovering Buddhism Program Ven. Losang Monlam Tse Chen Ling Center This primer provides the basics of meditation, how to sit properly, and how to setup a meditation session. Students will be taught different meditation techniques and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to their meditation practice.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering...
Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Women of Wisdom; Heart Advice for a Compassionate World Venerable Robina CourtinÂChanging the Mind Venerable Thubten ChodronÂWorking with Anger Venerable Sarah ThresherÂHealing the Pain Venerable Sangye KhadroÂBalancing the Spiritual and the Material Venerable Karma Lekshe TsomoÂMindful of Our Actions To explore challenges of a meaningful existence, five western women, ordained within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, share their depth, wisdom and clarity in a series of lectures. Each...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Ven. Sarah Thresher, Ven....
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Rita Riniker
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Overcoming Laziness: Finding Joy in Practice The biggest obstacle to meditation (or any practice, really) is the laziness of "just not feeling like". How do we identify this laziness and how can we replace it with a deep joy in practice? Ven. Rita leads us in exploration, discussion and meditation on this troublemaker, and gain some simple skills to use at home. Dharma practice, laziness, joy, effort, perserverance, mental states, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, psychology
( 1 reviews )
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Face Your Fear̉̉Kill Your Ego Ven. Robina Courtin In these times, our experience of the external world is filled with fear, anxiety and anger. Yet within this state of conflict, we can investigate the mental states that give rise to the experience, forming the basis on which to transform our experiences. Ven. Robina Courtin will present useful strategies for freeing ourselves from fear, anger and resentment, as well as for learning to live with greater tolerance, love and forgiveness....
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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Karma and Dependent Arising Ven. Losang Monlam According to Buddhists, karma, or the law of cause and effect, is the true creator of our world. Anytime we act, speak or think, we create karma and that karma eventually ripens into painful, pleasurable or neutral experience for us, depending on the action. The Buddha described reality in terms of dependent arising- that phenomena arise only in dependence upon other causes and conditions. Understanding how these two concepts interrelate can...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Karma, Cause and Effect, Actions, Virtues and Nonvirtues,...
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Ven. Robina Courtin A talk by Ven. Robina Courtin entitled "Developing the Good Heart". In Portland Oregon June 11th 2005. Sponsored by Matripa Institute. Held at the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association's Bhod Khang Shrine Room.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Buddhist teachings
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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But She Said; Not Responding to Every Provacation How do we learn to not reply in kind to every angry, critical or annoying word that comes at us without becoming a doormat? Join us as Ven. Robina gives us tools in her humorous and powerful style.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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Ven. Choden Rinpoche Eight Verses on Thought Transformation Eight Verses for Training the Mind The basic text is over eight hundred years old, shortly after the teachings of Indian master, Atisha. These teachings are part of the lojong (mind training) teachings. Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054-1123), one of the direct disciples of Drom Tonpa, the chief disciple of Atisha, set down the extremely profound lojong teachings in just eight verses. By thinking of all sentient beings as even better than a...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
5,844
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Discovering Buddhism- Wisdom of Emptiness Ven. Losang Monlam The realization of emptiness is crucial for the attainment of liberation and enlightenment. Take this opportunity to enhance your ability to bring about this realization. Learn how to develop calm abiding and different methods to use in meditation on emptiness. Practice accumulation of merit and purification of obstacles - indispensable for generating realizations within the mind. Various Topics Covered: Misunderstandings about...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Emptiness, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Ultimate Truth,...
Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
5,732
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Ven. Choden Rinpoche Seven Point Mind Training Transforming Problems into the Path Choden Rinpoche gives a 3 part teaching using the classical, and very practical text, Seven Point Mind Training by the Kadampa master, Geshe Chekewa. The practice of thought transformation (Lo Jong) goes back to the Buddha from whom it has been transmitted from guru to disciple for more than two thousand years. About 1000 years ago, Atisha received these instructions from his guru, Serlingpa and brought them into...
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
5,317
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Developing Loving Kindness-Mind of Bodhicitta Share in this wonderful opportunity to generate the beautiful mind of loving kindness, compassion and the all-encompassing heart of bodhicitta. The mind of bodhicitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others, is known to be the heart of Buddha's teachings. This class explores techniques and skillful means to inspire us to attain enlightenment with this wish to benefit others. Clear meditation instruction is provided to enables us...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Bodhicitta, Loving Kindness, Mind Transformation, Wisdom, Six...
Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
5,097
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Introduction to Tantra Discovering Buddhism Ven. Losang Monlam Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn how to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. In addition, find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lam-rim meditation for optimal results.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Action Tantra, Performance Tantra,...
Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sarah Thresher
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Ven. Sarah Thresher What is a Buddhist? What qualities or beliefs make one a Buddhist? Do you have to act any differently or is this an inner change? Can you be both Buddhist and Christian or Jew? Ven. Sarah Thresher, an English Buddhist nun, gives a inspiration talk on understanding ourselves, no matter what label we place upon the self.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Sarah Thresher, Buddhist teachings, Spiritual
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sarah Thresher
4,610
6
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Moving Forwards on the Spiritual Path Deepening Inner Confidence and Trust How do doubt and fear hold us back on the spiritual path? And how can we replace the outer struggle with an inner joy? Join us for this unexpected and previously unannounced evening with Ven Sarah, which will explore the roles of confidence and faith. Buddhism, Hopes, Fears, Loving Kindness, Discovering Buddhism, Psychology, Philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Sarah Thresher
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
4,593
2
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Presenting the Path Ven. Losang Monlam Discovering Buddhism Program Tse Chen Ling Center An overview of the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to awakening. Students will learn about the historical Buddha, the basic teachings of Buddhism as presented in the four noble truths, and the special methods for understanding Buddhist philosophy and practice contained in the lam-rim, or graduated path to enlightenment.
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering Buddhism
Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
4,409
5
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Three Attitudes That Will Change Your Life Ven. Robina Courtin In Tibetan Buddhism it's taught that the three principles of the path - renunciation, bodhicitta and a correct understanding of emptiness - are the basis of the our spiritual progress. What exactly are these attitudes and how can we apply them to our lives right now? Are they just some outdated Tibetan trip that no longer fit with life in the west? And why are they supposed to be the basis for entering the tantric teachings? Three...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Buddhist teachings
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
4,190
7
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Establishing a Daily Practice Discovering Buddhism The purpose of this course is to learn how to meditate at home, in order to continuously develop ones human potential and live with a peaceful mind in daily life. It starts with the 6 preliminary practices and is based on A Daily Meditation Practice - How to Meditate on the Graded Path to Enlightenment, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, in full or in an abbreviated version. Daily practice, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Waterbowl Offerings, Setting up Altar,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering Buddhism,...
Source: Discovering Buddhism
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Rita Riniker
4,129
12
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Addiction, Attachment and Desire Working with Dissatisfaction We can all see the need to work on our anger and ignorance, but somehow it seems normal to have, and even cultivate, desire. Being attached to a person, place, work, or whatever, seems to be honored in our culture, so first we need to see how giving into to it out of habit causes suffering. Join us for a day of exploration of how attachment and desire, and even addiction which is just a stronger form of attachment, cause suffering,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
3,930
1
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Key to the Middle Way Commentary on a Text by His Holiness Dalai Lama Homage to the perfection of wisdom His Holiness Dalai Lama wrote this insightful text on emptiness, specifically for a western audience. Many of us do not have the time to do extensive study on the very subtle and profound meaning of emptiness or selflessness. Yet with our analytical background, the subject matter is of interest to those who are exploring the Buddhas teachings. With acute precision, His Holiness imparts many...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, His Holiness Dalai Lama, Special Insight, Concentration,...
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
3,910
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"Emptiness is dependent arising; dependent arising is emptiness." Geshe Dakpa provides an overview of the unique Buddhist philosophy of emptiness; the lack of inherent existence of self and phenomena. Conjoined with the understanding of dependent arising, the view can begin to change our experience. Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Meditation, Bodhicitta, Wisdom, Emptiness, Selflessness of Person, Selflessness of Phenomena, Geshe Dakpa,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Buddhist teachings
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
3,898
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Freeing Your Mind from Depression and Fear, with Ven. Robina Courtin Habitual depression & fear imprison our minds, but it's just a habit based on our misperception of reality. Find out how to overcome these enemies & free your mind. Ven. Robina introduces Buddhist teachings on the mind and reality and tell us how to apply these teachings to our life right now.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind, Delusions, Afflictions, Depression, Fear
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
3,828
0
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Death and Dying in Buddhist Philosophy Discovering Buddhism Ven. Losang Monlam It is only natural that we wish to face death with dignity and peace, but that may be difficult due to our fears, anxieties and attachments. In this course consisting of talks, discussions and meditations we explore Buddhist perspectives on death and dying, as well as highly practical methods to prepare ourselves for death, and being of benefit to others who are dying. Death, dying, Tibetan Buddhism, karma, future...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering Buddhism
Source: Discovering Buddhism
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
3,340
2
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Discovering Buddhism Karma; Law of Cause and Effect These lectures introduce students to the evolution of the law of cause and effect; karma. An understanding of these principles within Buddhism helps us guide our actions taking responsibility for our experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant. By generating a clear understanding about how karma works; the psychology of our actions, and presenting specific tools to accumulate the positive and remove negativity, students are given the strength...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering Buddhism,...
Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Yangdron Kalzang
3,337
1
2
Eating Right for Better Health Tibetan Medicine Yangdron Kalzang Yangdron Kalzang, a Tibetan Medicine Doctor shows us how to apply the ancient system of Tibetan Medicine to our health and lives rright now. Using techniques to ensure a healthy diet and self healing.
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Tibetan Medicine, Diet, Healing
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Rita Riniker
3,168
1
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What Happens When We Die? Death and Dying from a Buddhist Perspective! Ven. Rita Riniker A day devoted to conscious living and dying: the morning session gives the Buddhist approach to death through teaching, discussion and guided meditations, while the afternoon focuses on what beneficial practices and procedures to do at the time of death.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Rebirth, Death
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
3,168
3
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Remembering Death Heart Advice on Death and Impermanence Death is something we all have to deal with in our lives. We ourselves are going to die one day, and even before that, we will probably have relatives and friends who will die. Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa presents a traditional approach to reflecting on death and the disadvantages of not contemplating the passage that we all face. He provides glimpses on the essential points to consider and the path to follow. Death, dying, Tibetan Buddhism,...
( 2 reviews )
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
3,138
2
1
Introduction to Emptiness Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa "Emptiness is dependent arising; dependent arising is emptiness." Geshe Dakpa provides an overview of the unique Buddhist philosophy of emptiness; the lack of inherent existence of self and phenomena. Conjoined with the understanding of dependent arising, the view can begin to change our experience. Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Meditation, Bodhicitta, Wisdom, Emptiness, Selflessness of...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Special Insight, Concentration, Wisdom, Emptiness
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
3,057
11
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Eight Verses of Thought Transformation This mind training (lojong) text goes back over 800 years following the introduction of the Kadampa School by Atisha when Geshe Langri Tangpa set down these extremely profound teachings in brief form.
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
3,006
2
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Commentary on Vajrayogini Sadhana Please Note: This commentary is restricted to those with empowerment into Highest Yoga Tantra. Vajrayogini is one of the meditational deities of mother tantra, the principle source explaining the method for generating the blissful clear light. Vajrayogini, the diamond meditator, is the female embodiment of the wisdom of the inseparability of great bliss and emptiness. One of the special features of her path is that it contains methods for practicing the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Vajrayogini, Meditation, Tantra, Yoga Tantra,...
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
2,972
0
1
The wisdom of emptiness is the ultimate teaching in Buddhism; its main tenet is that our suffering is caused by our inability to perceive the true nature of reality. These teachings on emptiness are very subtle, profound and deeply transforming, Yet with correct understanding, we can shift our experience of the world. In this course, we'll begin to explore these ideas through meditation, understanding the process of attaining the wisdom understanding emptiness and practice some of the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Wisdom, Emptiness
If we can change the way we look at the problems we face, we can literally change our life. This is the thinking behind the classic Mind Training teachings from Tibet. Ven. Robina Courtin will cover the short, but powerful, Eight Verses of Thought Transformation text that helps us radically transform the way we view the difficulties we face by increasing our capacity to love and care for others.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Lojong, Mind Training, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Robina Courtin
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
2,873
4
2
All levels. This workshop/retreat will specifically focus on the 7-Point Mind training by Geshe Chekawa. Its practical application is enormous, and it is radical in that it has the power to completely transform our lives into a tool for awakening our minds and learning to benefit others. This is the perfect workshop for people who are trying to figure out how to integrate the Buddhist teachings into crazy urban life in the 21st century. This course includes instructions in tonglen, a simple...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Tonglen
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
2,844
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Commentary on Yamantaka Sadhana Practice Please Note: This commentary is restricted to those with empowerment into Highest Yoga Tantra. Meditation on the deity, Yamantaka with it's five unique features is considered a crucial practice for our times. Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa presents detailed instructions on the short sadhana practice for this deity. "In the practice of Highest Yoga Tantra, try to focus on everything causing great bliss within you. Try to transform everything you see, hear...
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
2,767
0
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Stages of the Path (Lamrim) Four Noble Truths When Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment, the first public teaching he gave was on the Four Noble Truths. These four seemingly simple observances he made about reality hold the key to the entire path.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Refuge, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, Four Noble Truths, Suffering,...
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
2,634
3
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Four Noble Truths The Four Noble Truths were taught by the Buddha in his first teaching of the Dharma after his actual enlightenment. Known as the truth of suffering; the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering and the path to the cessation of suffering, these basic doctrines form the backbone of all Buddhist traditions. Not to be discouraged by the first truth of suffering, students of Buddhist philosophy strive to realize all four truths in their quest for ultimate happiness and...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
2,626
0
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What causes our problems and suffering - and what can we do to change our life now? The Buddha taught that we create our own world and everything in it through whatever we do with our actions, speech and thoughts. Everything we do creates karma, good or bad, which results in our lives as they are and provides the potentiona to create them as they could be. Find out how it all works and start changing your life now.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind, Delusions, Afflictions
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
2,603
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Daily Practice in Tibetan Buddhism Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa provides an overview of spiritual practice from our waking moments to the end of the day. He describes the basic practices that comprise the morning session; practices we take into the routines of our daily lives; and closing out the daily activities.
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Buddhist teachings
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Paula Nyinge
2,473
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Green Tara Practice Ven. Paula Nyinge Green Tara is the embodiment of the enlightened energy of Action in the world. Call on her to break through all your obstacles in your practice, in your life and in the world. The day will be divided into two sessions with a lovely vegetarian lunch in between. Ven. Nyingje will teach the practice during the first session so no previous experience necessary. Shell spend the remaining time leading the group in a retreat format. Plenty of time for questions...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tara, Puja
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
2,415
0
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Practical Dharma Ven. Robina Courtin Ven. Robina Courtin provides clear insight on how me might use the teachings of the Buddha (dharma) for every difficult life situation.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind, Delusions, Afflictions, Depression, Fear
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lhundrup Chodron
2,357
0
0
Prostrations to 35 Buddhas Purification Practice Ven. Lhundrup Chodron Ven. Zangmo Practice sessions devoted to the practice of prostrations to 35 Buddhas; devotional.
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering...
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
2,325
2
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Seven Point Mind Training Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa The Seven Point Mind Training outlines a timeless Tibetan method for transforming the mind to achieve greater peace and happiness, both for the individual and for the greater world at large. The teachings are based on the text by Geshe Chekawa composed in the 12th century, which focuses on transforming the ordinary, self-centered mind into a compassionate, altruistic mind. The text contains practical guidelines for nurturing and sustaining...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Buddhist teachings
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
2,306
2
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Understanding the Buddhist Path A series of talks on the Buddhism Spring 2007 Join a series of western teachers giving their perspective on such topics as the mind, the spiritual teacher, meditation, suffering, impermanence, loving kindness and compassion and the wisdom of emptiness. Not to be missed.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Stages of the Path, Lamrim
Source: Marin Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
2,041
5
1
Ven. Robina will give us the essence of the tantric path of practice, echoing Lama Yeshe's teachings as discussed in Introduction to Tantra. She will keep her teachings practical and immediately applicable.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tara, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Robina Courtin
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
2,004
2
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Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Two Truths Geshe Dakpa discusses conventional truth and ultimate truth. Conventional truth depicts that which is widely known and validly accepted. The ultimate truth is the ultimate reality of phenomena; their lack of inherent existence. Geshe-la gives a clear and understandable presentation of the two truths and their interdependence.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Emptiness, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Ultimate Truth,...
Source: Lectures and Events
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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Seeking Refuge Discovering Buddhism Ven. Losang Monlam The practice that differentiates the Buddhist from those who follow other religions is that of refuge. Taking refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, ie the Three Jewels, and committing to work for more than this life is the first step on the road to enlightenment. What is the spirit with which we make this committment? What is and what isn't refuge? When are we ready to take formal refuge? Learn what is meant by the Three Jewels,...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering Buddhism,...
Source: Discovering Buddhism
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Emily Hsu
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Mahayana Mind Training Wheel of Sharp Weapons Emily Hsu This classic text reveals how we train our minds to face the obstacles and problems that arise due to our karma. It's taught that bodhisattvas thrive on transforming their delusions and difficulties in the same way that peacocks transform the poisonous plants they eat into nutritious food. Learn how to develop and use their methods and change theway you see your life. This is a Basic Program course for advanced beginners and intermediate...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Mind Training, Emily Hsu, Wheel of Sharp Weapons,...
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Losang Monlam
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Death Dissolution Meditation Death is something we all have to deal with in our lives. We ourselves are going to die one day, and even before that, we will probably have relatives and friends who will die. It is only natural that we wish to face death with dignity and peace, but that may be difficult due to our fears, anxieties and attachments. This meditation on death dissolution is a powerful method for understanding the death process, for facing our fear of death and learning to live life....
Topics: Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Ven. Losang Monlam
Source: Meditation Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Six Perfections Stages of the Path Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Geshe-la gives the traditional approach to developing the mind of bodhicitta, the wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of others. Once having gained the realization of bodhicitta, bodhisattvas endure the practice of the six perfections. Here Geshe Dakpa discusses the committments of the bodhisattva path (vows) as well as the first of the six perfections; the perfection of generosity.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Bodhicitta, Wisdom, Six Perfections, Bodhisattva Vows, Six...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Use Your Wisdom Ven. Robina Courtin Ven. Robina Courting discusses how one can apply the subtle teachings on emptiness in a practical down-to-earth everyday way.
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Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind, Mental Factors, Psychology, Lorig, Philosophy, Mahayana,...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche
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Transforming the Mind, Transforming the Heart A Public Teaching on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation Create a more meaningful life for yourself. Transform and transcend the problems you face every day. Inspire compassion in our aggressive and violent world. Transform your outer and inner world. Develop loving kindness and compassion for yourself, your community and the world at large. To explore these challenges in our daily life, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will give a public teaching using...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Overview of Tantra in Tibetan Buddhism Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa December 19, 2006 Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa provides an overview of Tantra (Vajrayana) Buddhism. With a firm foundation in the Buddhist sutra teachings, tantra practitioners employ specific practices. The distinction among the types of practitioners, the causal and resultant paths, the four classes of tantra are made. A must hear for those seeking to gain an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and Vajrayana (Tantra).
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Clear Light, Illusory Body, Highest...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Buddhist Daily Practice; the Prelinaires Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa presents the fundamentals of setting up a daily practice; from cleaning the room, making offerings to visualization meditation techniques and prayers. All with the motivation to benefit others!
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Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Stages of the Path, Daily Practice, Prayers, Meditation
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Attaining Happiness from a Buddhist Perspective Ven. Robina Courtin July 26, 2006 Ven. Robina offers a glimpse on how we might attain the ultimate happiness; free from the mental delusions of attachment, aversion and ignorance. Based on Buddha's advice from 2500 years ago, Ven. Robina provides practical approach to apply the Buddhist principles in everday life.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Buddhist teachings
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Brave Heart, Wise Mind Ven. Robina Courtin Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, "Meaning well is not enough. We need wisdom." Ven. Robina Courtin, a Tibetan Buddhist nun since 1977, will show how attachment, anger and the other deluded emotions not only cause us suffering but also blind us from acting appropriately in our relationships and prevent us from helping others. She will explain how working on our minds and ridding them of delusions "which is what brings us wisdom" brings power...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Emily Hsu
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The Heart Sutra is one of the most popular of all the Buddha's teachings in all lineages and traditions. This brief, but profound text embodies the full path to enlightenment and explores the wisdom of emptiness. Meditating on it line by line is the key to understanding the Buddha's observations of the nature of reality.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Heart Sutra, Tse Chen Ling, Emily Hsu
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Sangye Khadro
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Understanding the Heart Sutra Ven. Sangye Khadro The Heart Sutra is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature, and along with the Diamond Sutra, is considered to be the primary representative of the genre. It consists of just 14 shlokas or verses in Sanskrit and 260 Chinese characters in the most prevalent Chinese version, Taisho Tripitaka Vol. T08 No. 251, translated by Xuan Zang. This makes it the most highly abbreviated version of the...
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Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Six Session Guru Yoga Restricted Students who have taken a mahanuttaratantra initiation in the Gelug tradition, undertakes a commitment to recite the Six Session Guru Yoga prayer daily. Tantra, Guru Yoga, Empowerment, Tantric Vows, Bodhisattva Vows, Refuge
Topics: Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Death, Intermediate State, and RebirthThree Basic Bodies Death, intermediate state and rebirth underpin samsara, the condition of repeated rebirth impelled by previous action and delusion. But they are also the three basic bodies of Highest Yoga Tantra practice, forming the bases for altruistic transformation into the Truth, Enjoyment and Emanation Bodies of a Buddha. This transformation is brought about by means of simulating in meditation the stages of the death process that result in...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Lobsang Chokyi
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Introduction to Tantra Discovering Buddhism Ven. Lobsang Chokyi Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn how to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. In addition, find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lam-rim meditation for optimal results.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tantra
Source: Discovering Buddhism
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Jon Landaw
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Join the author of Buddhism for Dummies, Jon Landaw, for a dynamic introduction to Buddhism, with a particular emphasis on the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Introduction to Buddhism
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Facing Obstacles Ven. Robina Courtin Ven. Robina Courtin provides inspiration for those difficult times in our lives; pointing out how we can work with the hard stuff.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Bodhicitta, Loving Kindness, Mind Transformation, Wisdom, Eight...
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Shantidevas Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life Chapter 9 Wisdom Chapter "For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." The teachings on the bodhisattva deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Medicine Buddha Ritual Practice Led and Explained by Ven. Robina Courtin This is a recording of a Medicine Buddha Puja (practice) performed at Tse Chen Ling Center, led by Ven. Robina Courtin (with explanation).
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Medicine Buddha Puja
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Ven. Robina Courtin The Ultimate Makeover Transforming your Life with Karma and Dependent Arising The Buddha taught that we create our own reality and that none of us, and nothing in our world, exists independently of anything else. Each of us is interdependent with every person and every thing. Understanding how this process works is the key to our own happiness and achieving our true potential. Learning how to work with these two together can literally allow you to utterly create a whole new...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Makeover, Karma, Dependent...
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Choden Rinpoche
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Empowerment into the Practice of Vajrayogini RESTRICTED TO THOSE WITH HIGHEST YOGA TANTRA "In the practice of Highest Yoga Tantra, try to focus on everything causing great bliss within you. Try to transform everything you see, hear or think about so that it causes great bliss. Then, use that bliss to understand emptiness. This is an important point...Thus, your enjoyments will increase your concentration on bliss and emptiness." Lama Zopa Rinpoche from A Chat About Heruka Ven. Choden...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist teachings, Buddhist
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Robina Courtin
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Practical Dharma: Working with the Rough Edges Ven. Robina Courtin We continue to face ups and downs of life due to our karma ripening, but how we face them depends on our mind and our application of the teachings. Learn how to deal with the difficult people and situations in your life and turn them into Dharma practice. Basically this is Lo Jong or Thought Transformation. For beginning and intermediate students.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind, Delusions, Afflictions, Depression, Fear
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Buddhist Philosophy: Tenets: Cittamatra School Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa Based on the idea that the Buddha taught different things to different people in line with their capacities, Tibetan scholars systematized the numerous trends in Indian Buddhist thought and taught the four schools of Tenets (Drubtha) as a means to approach the most profound philosophical teachings via more accessible levels. The text that is the basis for study of this subject gives a brief overview of the assertions on...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Wisdom, Emptiness, Geshe Dakpa, CIttamatra
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Kalachakra Introduction Kalachakra means Time-Wheel, as "Kala" is Sanskrit for Time and "Cakra" (or Chakra) is Wheel in Sanskrit. One could also translate it as Time-Cycles. Much in this tradition revolves around the concept of time and cycles: from the cycles of the planets, to the cycles of our breath and the practice of controlling the most subtle energies within one's body on the path to enlightenment. The Kalachakra deity represents omniscience, as everything is under...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Practice Program
Buddhist Psychology; Mind and Mental Process (Lorig) Basic Buddhist Studies Program Emily Hsu All human accomplishment is preceded by correct cognition. Mind and Mental Process (Lo Rig in Tibetan) begins with the study of mind, both in its valid and distorted forms along with the relationship between subject and object, and between thought and reality. The second part of the class introduces us to Buddhist psychology, where well study the various positive & negative emotions as well as the...
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind, Mental Factors, Psychology, Lorig, Philosophy, Mahayana,...
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Four Opponent Powers Practice of Purifying Negative Actions To purify our negative karma we must practice the four opponent powers: the power of regret, the power of reliance, the power of remedy, and the power of resolve. Within these four, one begins by reflecting on regret; the awareness that actions we have committed bring suffering to ourselves and others. We further identify the reliance (or refuge) of one such as the Buddha, who inspires us with his example; with the power of remedy we...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Shantidevas Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life Chapter 9 Wisdom Chapter "For as long as space endures, for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide, to dispel the misery of the world." The teachings on the bodhisattva deeds are based on Shantideva's inspirational verses on Mahayana aspiration and practice. Composed over 1,000 years ago, they are still widely regarded as the most authentic and complete guide for the practitioner dedicated to the enlightenment of...
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
Source: Basic Buddhist Studies Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa
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Six Session Guru Yoga Restricted Students who have taken a mahanuttaratantra initiation in the Gelug tradition, undertakes a commitment to recite the Six Session Guru Yoga prayer daily.
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Buddhist teachings,...
Source: Practice Program
Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Thubten Chodron
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Ven. Thubten Chodron Western Mind and Understanding Buddhism Ven. Thubten Chodron in a motivating talk for new students touching on all the points that westerners find most difficult with the Buddhist teachings, karma and rebirth, beginningless mind through the role of the spiritual teacher. Imparting knowledge on the basic truths in Buddhas teachings on compassion, karma, the path, bodhicitta, and the six perfections, Ven. Chodron offers a glimpse on how to practice in this very lifetime....
Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist teachings
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Tse Chen Ling Buddhist Lectures
by Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi
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Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi Calm Abiding Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi gives some insight into how we can develop our meditation practice.
Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditation, Calm Abiding, Concentration
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